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John apo eparchon and kandidatos (?) (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ι - ν - ο - υ - ω

Ἰωάννου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - δ - ε - ι - κ - ν - ο - π - ρ - τ - υ - χ - ω

ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων καὶ κανδιδάτου (?)

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ι - ν - ο - υ - ω

Ἰωάννου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - δ - ε - ι - κ - ν - ο - π - ρ - τ - υ - χ - ω

ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων καὶ κανδιδάτου (?)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2792
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm

Translation

Ἰωάννου ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων καὶ κανδιδάτου.

(Seal of) John apo eparchon and kandidatos (?).

Commentary

The monogram on the reverse of this seal is clearly complex, and quite difficult to resolve through sheer wealth of letters; however the given resolution here satisfactorily does so. Additionally, the offices χαρτουλαρίου (chartoularios) and πρωτονοταρίου (protonotarios) are contained within this monogram.